Early learning experts agree that the five areas of child development are physical, social, emotional, thinking, and language; however, many people disagree on when and how to introduce these concepts to younger learners. To prepare the next generation for a world in which flexible problem solving and the creative use of technology matters more than domain expertise, I’m proposing we teach all preschoolers to code.

Yes, kids should learn to code even before learning to read or write. I’m the son of a high school honors English teacher and the husband of an author, but I have learned...

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  • About the Author:

    Grant Hosford is chief executive officer and co-founder of codeSpark Academy, an award-winning research and venture-backed edtech company. Hosford has deep expertise in new product launches, has lived on four continents, and comes from a family of educators.